Hi My name is Marsha. I am married to an awesome man who is my friend and encourager. We have three children and two grandchildren. For most of my life I have struggled with weight. Have been over 200 pounds for more than 20 years. Most of that was in the 220 - 230 range. Since I started Spark People I have been slowly losing weight. Over the years I have tried all kinds of diets including Weight Watchers and various programs. Nothing clicked until I found Spark. It is so exciting that ...
Hi My name is Marsha. I am married to an awesome man who is my friend and encourager. We have three children and two grandchildren. For most of my life I have struggled with weight. Have been over 200 pounds for more than 20 years. Most of that was in the 220 - 230 range. Since I started Spark People I have been slowly losing weight. Over the years I have tried all kinds of diets including Weight Watchers and various programs. Nothing clicked until I found Spark. It is so exciting that I don't have to shop in the plus size dept anymore. My energy level is increasing and the support of the teams is amazing.
My goals are to consistantly lose weight until I reach my goal and then maintain. I want to keep my body moving by exercise so I can live life to the fullest. I want to enjoy family and friends and grow in my faith. I want to be an inspiration to others to let them know they are created for a purpose and have value. I want to show the love of God to everyone I meet.
I am basically on a low carb diet. I go to water aerobics at least 3 times per week and move as much as I can. I try new recipes and experiment with different ingredients. I make sure to log into Spark People Coach every day. Staying connected really keeps me on track.
My name is Marsha 67 years old and I live in Georgia. I am happily married to a wonderful man and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. I love spending time with family and friends. I am a worship leader in my church and am also involved in prayer group. I take piano lessons and love to gather the family together every Friday for a family meal and games. I love to read and research on health issues and nutrition. I love life and thank the Lord for all that I have.
I love to read Christian books of all sorts. One of my favorite is The Master Potter by Jill Austin. I like good wholesome movies and enjoy outings with my husband. I love play games like Scrabble, Cards of all sorts. Dominos Rummy Kub and the list goes on. I love life.
"The purpose of life is to matter, to count, to stand for something; to have it make some difference that we lived at all."--Leo Rosten
If the only way to make life worth living is to make every day count for something truly special, why do so many people allow so many days to slip slide away, inadvertently permitting the best of times to pass them by as well? Good question; yet the answers are never so easy.
More likely than not, they don't see themselves as a person who comes out on top; a winner who deserves to live life to its fullest. Yet that is precisely what our Creator made each and every one of us to be. A winner worthy of enjoying the greatest treasures life offers up daily. None of us, not even one of us, is incapable of coming out on top.
But we need to face the music here; the only way we're going to make our lives everything we have ever imagined they could be and should be is to stop counting those days as they pass us by and instead start making the days count — right here and right now. We need them to count for something super extraordinary, something super sensational and something that words alone can never express.
Time after time, the only difference between living your life the way it was meant to be lived and living a life that consistently comes up short is whether or not you really made a difference. So why not make that big difference by making a difference in the way you utilize your days, starting right now?
Finally the middle of January after all the holiday eating and the flu attacking our home I feel like I am getting back to my "normal" routine. Felt so good to go to water aerobics. My Vitamix soup recipe tasted really good and I felt satisfied. Wow I am on my way.
Good afternoon on this wintry Tuesday....it is where I live. The typical Northern, winter weather--no sun, grey sky, everything covered with ice, and cold. Fortunately, it's not below zero and there isn't a blizzard.
I am thinking about getting a scale today. Noticed that my clothes are a little looser. So this is giving me an incentive to buy that scale. And to keep pushing me forward.
Today is the 10th day of 100 days to getting healthier. I have been continuously moving around a lot more. Because of the icy conditions here during the winter, I am doing the Leslie Sansome walking DVD's, as well as dancing. This is the kind of exercises I can stick with, as well as have fun doing them and sing. Plus I get to laugh at myself too.
Yesterday I was in a lot of pain! Oh, the three herniated discs in my back were sending shocks down my arms and legs. I could not sleep all night. Now I feel like a zombie. Oh, I would like to crawl back into bed. But I am making progress on deep cleaning my house, so I am going to keep cleaning/organizing just at a slower pace. If I walk away, it will not be touched.
I am working hard to eat more vegetables. I eat chicken and fish two-three days per week, and lots of vegetables everyday. My stomach is much better now that I have cut out the coffee. My morning beverage is green tea. Making home-made soups have helped me feel fuller. Plus, the soups have taken away much of my cravings for sweets.
Being busy around the house, deep cleaning and re-organizing has taken my mind off of food. It feels so good to not be nibbling on this and that, only to feel guilty of over eating, as well as seeing the scale go up another pound or two. Taking pictures of my house before and after have helped me feel very pleased with the house. And, it is so good not to hear from name being called because my husband or children cannot find something. Now they can--that sure makes me feel the rewards of organizing.
Wow, this is a long note....I will close now, "HAPPY TUESDAY".
Today I am out of bed and deep cleaning my bathroom. I may be moving S L O W, but I am getting the job done. Only the linen closet now needs to be re-organized and my bathroom will be ORGANIZED PLUS CLEAN!
I may not be moving as fast as I like, but this time I am doing the job the right way. Besides, I am closer to having a clean, organized bathroom, than I was this time yesterday!!!